United as a Catholic faith family; Empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim Christ's teaching in word and deed; Committed to be Christ to one another through love and service as we welcome and honor the dignity of all people, cultures and economic backgrounds
Welcome to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish! Organized as a parish in 1949 by the Archdiocese of Chicago, St. Francis de Sales encompasses the communities of Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, North Barrington, Kildeer and Long Grove. If you are new to the area or are returning to the practice of our Catholic faith, we welcome you to our parish.
Mass of Remembrance
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.
On behalf of St. Francis de Sales Bereavement Ministry and Forever in Our Hearts Grief Support Group, parents and family members are invited to share in a liturgy to honor children now entrusted to God’s loving care. To reach out to parents who have lost a child and to help parents take another step on the long road to healing, a Mass of Remembrance to honor children who are deceased will be celebrated on Saturday, February 24 at 11 a.m. Whether death came recently or long ago, and whether they departed this life before birth, or as infants, young children or teens, or in adulthood, the lives of our beloved children were far too short. Please join us to pray with other parents who have also lost children and share our hope in the Resurrection.
All bereaved parents and family or close friends are welcome. Please join members of our Forever in Our Hearts Grief Support Group and Bereavement Ministers in the Gathering Space following Mass for refreshments and fellowship.